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Energy subsidies reform to take effect in July: PM

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Business, Energy  /  No Comments

Mehleb says interim government has yet to decide whether it will increase fuel and diesel prices

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Industry minister orders restructuring of 16 export councils

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Business, Economy  /  1 Comment

Abdel Nour says export councils in question had failed to achieve past targets

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Presidential pardons in commemoration of Sinai Liberation Day

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Release order for those who served more than half their time in prison

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Death sentence for child molester and murderer in Zagazig

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The defendant molested, robbed and killed his seven-year-old neighbour

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120 sent to prison for 6 October clashes

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The court acquitted six defendants taking part in violence on October War’s 40th anniversary

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Minister of Communication announces EGP 5bn sector development plan

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Atef Helmy says that the implementation of the plan will take seven years

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Al-Sisi campaign collects 500,000 signatures of support

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Presidential hopeful’s legal advisor announces criteria adopted when submitting documents for presidential elections

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Ministries of Housing and Supply cooperate on development of services in new cities

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

New cities will be provided with markets, trade complexes, logistics areas and factory outlets, housing ministry says

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President refers anti-terror legislation back to cabinet amid mounting criticism

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Presidential decision to subject the draft to societal dialogue is futile, says human rights lawyer

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Government to adopt new economic stimulus package

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  4 Comments

Minister of Finance says package would focus on industry, housing and construction, communication and tourism sectors

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Natural gas supplies to be temporarily reduced by 5%

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

A natural gas supply unit will stop working from 17 to 27 April, Ministry of Electricity says

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Cairo court officially rules Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis a terrorist organisation

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  6 Comments

Sinai-based militant group has claimed responsibility for a string of violence

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Libya PM quits, saying he was victim of attack

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Thani quit less than a week after parliament tasked him on Tuesday with forming a new cabinet

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Al-Beltagy, Hegazy on trial for 2011 torture case

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Influential Islamist leaders accused of torture in Tahrir Square

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Egypt still in need of financial assistance: International Monetary Fund

  /  April 12, 2014  /  Business, Economy  /  1 Comment

Financial aid could come from Gulf countries, the IMF or other financial institutions, says IMF’s chief of mission in Egypt

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Egypt’s real estate prices expected to increase by 15% in 2014

  /  April 12, 2014  /  Business, Economy  /  2 Comments

High demand on property units is partly attributed to climb, says Executive Chairman of Coldwell Banker New Homes

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Arab Contractors to complete 138 projects by June: Housing ministry

  /  April 8, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Projects involve construction of roads, bridges, housing and water and sanitation stations

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Egypt considers establishing first integrated commercial city

  /  April 8, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Minister of Supply says city would boost shopping tourism and generate job opportunities

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3 Cairo University students arrested for unlawful assembly

  /  April 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

AFTE calls on Cairo University to remove police from campus

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Human Rights organisation calls on cabinet to ‘restore’ contested lands to Nile University

  /  April 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Government’s efforts to “stall” the implementation of a court verdict favouring the university “harm Egypt’s reputation,” says Arab Network for Human Rights Information

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Dutch tourist accuses hotel worker of attempted rape in Marsa Alam

  /  April 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Four cases of sexual assault against tourists have been reported since the beginning of March

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Appeals court acquits revolution anniversary detainees

  /  April 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Detainees arrested in Maadi on 25 January were initially fined and handed prison sentences

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Medical professionals protest, demanding Staff Law

  /  April 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Doctors’ Syndicate escalates by preparing an administrative strike; negotiations with cabinet halted

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Signatures of support for presidential candidates being collected

  /  April 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The two camps are currently collecting signatures and battling for support

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Cabinet amends laws creating harsher punishments for terrorism

  /  April 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  6 Comments

Amendments to the Penal Code and Criminal Procedures Law come in the wake of the Cairo University blasts

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Amnesty International demands ‘immediate and unconditional’ release of activists

  /  April 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Human rights group along, with friends and family, reiterate support for Maher, Adel and Douma

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Egyptian street kids play soccer in Brazil

  /  April 3, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

About 230 street children from 19 countries are in Brazil to compete in the Street Child World Cup.

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Egypt calls for fairer representation of African, Arab and Islamic countries in UNSC

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egypt’s permanent representative to UN demands permanent seat in Security Council for Africa

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Government announces measures to stave off summer power outages

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Natural gas will be imported address fuel shortage to power stations, cabinet says

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Egyptian foreign reserves edge up in March: Central Bank head

  /  April 2, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Reuters – Egypt’s foreign reserves rose to around $17.42bn in March from $17.307bn in February, central bank governor Hisham Ramez said, edging further away from critical lows they hit last year. The reserves fell sharply read the rest…

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